Remember when the far-left ridiculed conservatives concerning an alleged gas stove ban? Energy Secretary Granholm even said during an interview last month that the idea was ‘ridiculous.’ Well, it appears the rumors are not so ‘ridiculous’ anymore. In this clip, Glenn details new evidence that the gas stove ban WILL happen. But the far-left will go even further than banning certain kitchen appliances, Glenn says: ‘They're going to go for the total ban on gas…All of it. That is the goal.’
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: So let's just -- let's just look at a few things here. Do you remember the banning of gas stoves?
STU: The conspiracy theory?
Yeah. There was a huge conspiracy theory about that on the right, if I'm not mistaken.
They thought -- somehow they came up this wild idea, that suddenly, the government was going to try to ban gas stoves. This thing that had been cherished by every foody on the left, this entire time.
GLENN: Right. I know. This is -- this is CNN.
This is how they reported on it. They were kind of jokesters with it. The Biden administration has come under fire this week, due to an overcooked fear, that it is planning a nationwide ban on gas stoves.
STU: That's precious.
GLENN: The claim sparked by comments from consumer product safety commission official, published Monday.
That any option is on the table, when it comes to regulating gas stoves, amid growing health concerns over the appliances.
There is no growing health concern. None. None.
In the days after discussion online a vote, images of government dragging its four burner cook tops from homes, and social media users sharing memes of gas stoves with the text like, don't tread on me.
STU: Oh, those stupid people.
GLENN: Well, the White House said, it would not support a ban. And the commission and independent agency says, no such ban is in the works.
Okay. Well, apparently, you have to go in the way, way babbling machine, to remember a month ago, when they said, this was a conspiracy.
GLENN: An analysis published earlier this month, President Joe Biden's Energy Department acknowledged that roughly half of all gas stoves in the US market today, would not meet its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulation. E&E News reports on Friday, as a result, these stoves would not be eligible to purchase, says the Energy Department.
Energy Department spokesperson Jeremy Ortiz dismissed concerns over the proposal, saying half the gas stoves would remain, if this standard is finalized as proposed.
STU: So only half of them would go away. Oh, that's -- first of all, not even worth commenting on. If only half of gas stoves would go away, that's a total conspiracy theory, to even bring it up.
GLENN: Right. Right.
STU: I assume that's exactly where it ends.
GLENN: Right. Well, the Energy Department's emission comes roughly a month after US consumer product safety commissioner Richard Trumka told a Biden appointee, said to people a gas stove ban was on the table. It's a hidden hazard!
GLENN: Any option is on the table.
STU: Wait. So that was --
GLENN: Products that can't be made safe, have to be banned.
STU: That was the genesis of the conspiracy theory, when the guy said it.
That seems like a pretty good conspiracy theory. When the person is actually saying the thing that the conspiracy theory is saying.
Now, you were right, only half. Only half.
STU: You have the other half.
GLENN: But the association of home appliance manufacturers, is arguing, the proposed rule would prohibit a much larger proposition of gas stoves from being sold.
It's not even worth mentioning these people are crazy. You know, they've got some other agenda. You know, big cigar smoking types.
You know, the vice president who clearly smokes a cigar. Jill Notini pointed out to a December Energy Department test, of 21 gas stove models. All, but one of those models failed to meet the proposed rules' efficiency standards.
STU: So about half?
She says, that shows that it would nullify about 96 percent of the gas stove market.
STU: So you still have the other 4 percent?
What a gift from our government, and our betters. To allow us to still have that 4 percent. You know, and what a conspiracy theory it was, to say they would be banned. There's still 4 percent of them left. Ninety-six percent go away, but 4 percent remain for a limited time.
STU: So it was a conspiracy theory. They were right.
GLENN: Right. And we're not sure about that 4 percent. But probably.
STU: Possibly, maybe.
GLENN: Now, this is just something that is just a growing concern.
This is not -- this is all organic.
STU: Oh, okay.
GLENN: You know, you pull back the curtain.
And you will you'll see three guys there, who founded rewiring America.
But that's just an environmental advocacy, dark money group.
You know, nothing to see there.
STU: Started from the grassroots.
GLENN: Well, not really. They're the ones behind the push to regulate and get rid of gas stoves.
And they seem to have a significant financial stake in the green energy push.
GLENN: Yeah. They started rewiring America. They funded rewiring America in 2020.
And they all pursued wind, solar, electrification. And energy efficiency ventures. So they put millions of dollars into this.
And if they can just put America off of all fossil fuels. They'll be rich. And they're hauling in all kinds of money. It is -- it's great.
STU: And maybe just moving the percentages to -- let's say half would go a long way to --
GLENN: Yeah. But imagine 94 percent.
You see, that's their goal. Their goal is to get us entirely on to electricity.
STU: And that's, of course, produced by elves.
GLENN: Of course. Yeah, yeah, you've seen the Keebler elves. They've stopped making cookies.
Sorry, guys. Stopped making cookies. Now making energy.
Now, there is another unfortunate story. You know, our electric grids, which are kind of shaky. To begin with.
They -- they can't connect to all of this green energy.
They -- they -- they won't have the -- they won't have the capacity for -- for doing that.
STU: Oh, no?
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
STU: When did we address that?
I would assume after we live -- how many years of darkness?
We turn off the fossil fuels.
Well, the local grid will not be at capacity, when we turn off the fossil fuels.
So it will be okay. But we won't produce enough energy for us, to actually live. Let alone power our cars.
STU: Yeah. If adjust our life slightly. You know, maybe we don't leave the house.
GLENN: A little bit. A little bit.
STU: And more clothing in the winter, you know what I mean?
GLENN: Yeah. Wear a sweater. That's very, very American. You know what I mean?
STU: Yeah, people love that sort of advice.
Is this, Glenn, to bring back an Obama era term, an example of stray voltage?
Do you remember this concept?
It was the idea that the Obama administration tested widely on us.
As experiments, where they -- they would intentionally introduce a concept that was wildly out of the conversation. Right? Gas stoves should be banned.
Knowing -- and, in fact, depending on the controversy that would ensue, when that was introduced. Everyone will be like, wait. What the heck are you talking about?
And what would typically happen -- and this is essentially a way for them to convince their own side of something they would not normally do. But what would happen is of course, people on the right, Obama's enemies. Would say, wait. What are you talking about?
That's crazy. This is what this administration wants to do. And we would all get up in arms. And just by nature, the left would take the opposite side of that.
GLENN: Right. Right.
STU: All of a sudden, you would go from 0 percent support of getting gas stoves out of homes. To 40 percent support. Because all of a sudden, everybody -- it's -- you know, people like Glenn Beck, who on the left, they may not be as fond of you, as so many of us are.
STU: They would look at you and say, well, if Glenn Beck is taking that other side, there must be something to -- to this idea.
And while they're sitting there, denying it, the whole time, that they even came up with it, they wind up going from zero percent support, to 40 percent support.
And then over time, it becomes this argument made now with people like AOC. It actually is a big health concern. It actually should go away.
How come you don't know that? And over time, it builds and builds and builds. Until their policy they wanted the whole time, is actually in place.
GLENN: Okay. So that used to be called the Overton window. But the Overton window did something slightly different.
The Overton window is this concept that you have a spectrum of ideas. And the window is this sane area.
And somebody will say, we have to ban all gas stoves. That's nowhere in the spectrum of ideas. That the window is now showing.
It's so far over, that the window, can't even see it.
But the argument pushes that window, because people start arguing about gas stoves. And then eventually, you get half of gas stoves, banned.
And they get that as their wind.
That's not what's happening here.
Because they're going to go for the total ban on gas.
In this article, they are talking about gas dryers. Gas heaters.
All gas appliances, gone. All of it. All of it.
That is the goal.
And so, they -- they don't want just half of it.
They want all of it. What's happening now. And I don't even know what you call it.
I call it the Lewinsky.
And it's something that we've talked about on this program, many times.
It's what happened to Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
The world is arguing -- the political world is arguing, he did it.
At the very beginning. And it's impeachable.
No. He didn't do it. He did it, and it's impeachable.
He didn't do it!
He did it, and it's impeachable. He didn't do it.
Then, after months of that, then the dress comes out.
And everybody now knows, he did it.
And the argument is, he did it, and it's impeachable.
Yeah. He did it, but it's no big deal.
GLENN: Okay? That's what's happening.
STU: Uh-huh. Giving me flashbacks.
GLENN: Right. That's exactly what's happening.
GLENN: Gas stoves are going to be banned. No, they're not.
Yes, they are.
No, they're not.
The next -- the very next argument is, gas stoves are being banned.
Yeah, they are. But they should be.
STU: Right. 100 percent.
GLENN: That's not an Overton window anymore.
STU: Stray voltage is a way to move the Overton window, so you get the Lewinsky.
GLENN: Is that what stray voltage is?
STU: I think you have heard it. We have talked about it years ago. It was something -- I think -- I want to say the first person I ever heard talk about it, was Major Garrett, who was talking about the Obama administration years and years ago.
And it was just this idea of introducing these things intentionally. You would think, the gas stove thing did not work short-term for the Biden administration. Right?
It was something rejected by a lot of people. Over half. It was not a close call. But it introduced it into the ecosphere.
And while they got that -- that pushback, initially, for the controversy on it. And they had to come out and deny it and do their dances.
Over a long period of time, they got a wind there. Because they will move the Overton window.
And all of a sudden, conversation is about, well, maybe we should be banning them. Let's look at the evidence. Let's bring that to the conversation. And eventually, it gets to the point where they say, yes! We do want them banned, and it's a good idea.
And that's essentially that movement that we talked about. This is a bunch of terms we're just combining here. It does work. This is what they do all the time.
GLENN: Yeah! It's what they did with socialism.
Remember? Newsweek. Was it Newsweek or U.S. News & World Report?
I remember distinctly, we did a story on it, on my Fox news show.
And it said, we're all socialists now. It was right after the election of Barack Obama.
And I held that up. And I said, they are admitting, that they are socialists. That we're all socialists now.
And the media went crazy. And called me a racist.
STU: A racist. Which doesn't make any sense.
GLENN: They don't deny socialism now. They don't deny it. It's what they were.
This is -- this is something so critical, that we -- it's why I'm asking you to call this hour. And just take a list.
I don't need to talk to them necessarily, on the air. But take a list of all of the things, people are calling about.
What are the things that they have said, the media and the government has said, is not true. For instance, we found out, that, oh, now the department of energy agrees with the FBI. That it looks like it was a lab leak.
All of the things that they have discredited and punished people. It's not that these things are -- are -- you know, just mistakes.
Oh, they got it wrong. People get things wrong all the time. We get things wrong.
This is things that they lied about, and punished anyone for saying.
And now, once they all start to become true, and they admit it, we have to hold those people responsible.
Because they have caused great damage and great pain.
And not just to the people, that canceled. But to the republic itself!
That has caused the division.
What is the division? We can't even agree on -- we can't even agree on vaccines. We can't even agree on -- no. We can't.
Why? Because you won't have a conversation about anything other than your way or the highway.
That's divisive. So when you're canceling people, because we're saying, hey, this is a problem.
And you cancel people, because they say that, and then later come back and go, yeah. That was right.
But -- but what?
Are you going to check yourself?
Are you changing your -- your -- the way you do business?
The way you look for truth?
But we should.